Cameroon

Recognising the threat of internet shutdowns: Cameroon at the CESCR
Recognising the threat of internet shutdowns: Cameroon at the CESCR 06 May 2019 Mehar Gujral

“The internet was being used to promote racial hatred […] so we were forced to temporarily shut down internet services until we were able to take control of the situation,” stated Minister of External Affairs of Cameroon Lejeune Mbella Mbella to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) during the country’s review at the Committee on 20 and 21 February. The CESCR oversees the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultur...

Joint NGO report to UN Committee: Internet shutdowns in Cameroon violate economic, social and cultural rights
Joint NGO report to UN Committee: Internet shutdowns in Cameroon violate economic, social and cultural rights 05 February 2019 Mehar Gujral

Intentional disruptions of internet access – commonly known as internet shutdowns – restrict a range of human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). Ahead of Cameroon’s review at the 65th session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) (18 February-8 March 2019), where the government’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) will be examined, APC, together with Access Now and Inter...

Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme
Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme 07 May 2018

Technology and communication at the heart of social change You would like to participate in an international internship with one of Alternatives’ partners. You want to advance Alternatives' and its allies’ work in the areas of social communications, information and communications technology (ICT), human rights and gender equality. You are dynamic, curious and eager to have a rewarding inter...

APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017
APC's subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2017 09 October 2017

APC’s subgranting programme in its second year awarded a total of USD 273,986 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 21 grants, 10 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other 11 are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. Funds were also used to support...

Cameroon maintains internet shutdown despite international outcry
Cameroon maintains internet shutdown despite international outcry 31 January 2017 APC

Restrictions on internet access – commonly known as internet shutdowns – in north-west and south-west Cameroon are now in their 14th day. The restrictions ordered by the government of Cameroon, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017, have specifically targeted Anglophone regions, reportedly following protests against the marginalisation of Anglophone Cameroonians’ cultural and li...

APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon
APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon 22 December 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

APC member organisation PROTEGE QV is hosting a training workshop on advocacy strategies to push for a faster internet in Cameroon from 19 to 23 December. The workshop has brought together close to 20 participants including telecommunication students, media representatives, industry players and members of civil society. The aim of this workshop is to analyse a number of problems encountered in ...

Internet Governance Forum: “We want laws that will take us forward”
Internet Governance Forum: “We want laws that will take us forward” 26 June 2012 Sylvie Niombo

When a participant asked a question about the position to be adopted by Central Africa at the Internet overnance Forum (IGF) in Africa, various responses and questions followed. To borrow an expression from Justine Diffo Tchunkam, a teacher at the University of Yaoundé II, Central Africa has a common vision but no common position with regard to regulation of the ICT sector. The debate on reg...

Software Freedom Day 2008
Software Freedom Day 2008 05 August 2008 Avis Momeni

PROTEGE QV will join the rest of the world over to celebrate the Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008 taking place on September 20. This year, the organisers are partnering with the local District divisional office and the Inspectorate of secondary education. The innovation in this year’s free and open source software (FOSS) activities in Yaounde, Cameroon, is that they will be help in an open air...

PROTEGE QV celebrates the 2008 internet day in Cameroon
PROTEGE QV celebrates the 2008 internet day in Cameroon 06 June 2008 PROTEGE QV

Internet day in CameroonEach year since 1999, Cameroon joins the world community to celebrate the Internet Day (ID). In Cameroon, the Internet Day is a great moment for meetings and exchanges to find out and discover the Internet and multimedia, to highlight not only the extent of use of the network of networks, but also the human, social and economic issues arising therefrom. Indeed, in 2015,...

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